Diversity

Location
Flushing, NY
Undergrads
11,300
Tuition (in-state)
$12,117 ($5,907)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Senior

Diversity: Very diverse in ethnicity and religious beliefs.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Caucasians and North Asians comprised of the majority of the student population.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Queens is the most diverse borough in NYC. Without a doubt everywhere you go you will encounter people of various backgrounds and traditions.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There seems to be a very diverse population in regard to ethinic/racial backgrounds, religion and sexual orientation. For the most part people are very accepting of this diversity. I can't say if the political beliefs are diverse or not.

5 College Junior

Diversity: For a campus that is stuck between Queens, Jamaica and Flushing, Queens and Forest Hills, Queens, situated in a region that has a very diverse groups of people: drawing people from a wide range of nationalities and ethnic backgrounds, I can attest to the fact that they have been "committed to an academic culture that promotes inclusion, diversity, equity and access". They have done this knowing that this diversity will impact individual's "worldview, life-choices" and the people I interact with on a daily basis in this changing world. I

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Shira Frager
Hometown
Palo Alto, CA
Major
English
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Queens College is one of the most diverse campuses in the country. There are various arrays of ethnic, religious, racial, and cultural backgrounds, and whites are considered the minority. QC tries to create an atmosphere in which students are given the opportunity to interact with those who are different. The campus recently established the Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding to encourage the unity of students.

The economic status, ethnic heritage, political affiliation, religious background, and sexual orientation of students on campus vary, and people are often very accepting of those who are different. Students enjoy interacting with those from different backgrounds in classes, through campus organizations and events, and through unofficial activities. The main political groups on campus consist of United People, Democratic Student Alliance, and a few other independent parties. These organizations mainly call for improving similar issues on campus and encourage students of different backgrounds to be involved in these parites, with the overall goal of creating a positive change.

Facts & Statistics

African American
8%
Asian
23%
Hispanic
20%
International
5%
Native American
0%
White
44%
Unknown
0%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
7%
Common States of Residence
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Foreign countries
  • New Jersey
  • Texas
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 3%
18-19: 23%
20-21: 33%
22-24: 25%
25+: 16%
Female Faculty
44%
Male Faculty
56%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 5%
Asian American: 10%
Hispanic: 5%
International: 5%
Native American: 0%
White: 74%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Alliance has a presence on campus.
Political Activity
Student political beliefs on campus in general are either moderate or represent indifference. It seems as if students are not interested in political causes, as much as experiencing the College as a community to learn about differences and acceptance.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are many minority clubs on campus, including La Tertulia, which promotes Hispanic traditions and culture.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 46 responses

  • 2% Libertarian
  • 15% Not sure
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 9% Conservative
  • 33% Moderate
  • 26% Liberal
  • 15% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 47 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 13% Conservative
  • 23% Moderate
  • 34% Not sure
  • 21% Liberal
  • 6% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 47 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 47 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 47 responses

  • 9% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 2% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 15% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 74% Very accepting.

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